Sports Briefs

Women’s tennis opens spring season at Cornell

The GW women’s tennis team opened the spring season with a first- and two second-place finishes at the Cornell Invitational last weekend.

Julie Kim won the “A” singles tournament with a 6-3, 6-1 win in the final. Kim reached the final round with a 6-2, 6-1 win in the semifinals and a 6-2, 6-3 win in the quarterfinals.

In the “A” doubles tournament, Kim and Sarah Weingarten reached the finals before losing 9-8 to the doubles team from Cornell. The doubles draws used an eight-game pro-set format.

Weingarten finished second in the “B” singles tournament, losing a close three-set match in the finals 7-6 (11-8), 5-7, 6-0. St. Bonaventure, Bloomsburg University, Central Connecticut College, the University of Vermont, Massachusetts and Army also competed in the three-day event.

The Colonial women were without number-one player Helen Andrews, who sat out with an injury.

Hockey club defeats Georgetown, Pitt

The Colonial hockey club defeated defending league champion Georgetown University 7-3 Jan. 31 and the University of Pittsburgh 5-0 Saturday.

The Colonials are contending for first place in the Mason-Dixon Collegiate Hockey Association. GW tied Georgetown 4-4 earlier in the season, but two goals each from Bryce Wendel and Matt Schliftman lifted GW to the win. Georgetown was undefeated in the league a year ago.-Dave Mann

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